I am very troubled by our comment policy. Let me give some background.
I don't violently oppose the new orthography(my iPad even makes me use a lot of it, when I don't take special care) but I don't wish to have to follow it, just as I have never admonished anyone to use the old orthography. I can go into great detail about the stupidities of both variants, but that is beside the point.
Anyway, some user left me the comment
Mir kräuseln sich die Fußnägel bei der alten Schreibweise von Bureautelephon, aber ich traue mich nicht es zu editieren. (und nein, dieser Kommentar hängt nicht mit dem Downvote zusammen)
I respectfully explained the user some of the reasons I don't follow the ph reform and the user was very reasonable. I deleted my comments, because it would have been a case for move to chat and flagged the user's as obsolete. I flagged the one about the fingernails as non constructive.
Assuming this site is not striving to impose new orthography, I can not imagine what would be a more off-topic, more non-constructive comment than the above. Yet the moderation declined the flag.
Besides being utterly non-constructive, the comment is also invoking a disgusting image and could be considered offensive. I merely did not flag it such, because I believe the user was not ill-intentioned. Why the bloody thunder was it not removed? Is the remark of the user that he refrained from editing or downvote the reason?
Besides being a bit angry, I also want to understand our comment policies in general, because I don't want to be flagging and editing my own comments without reason. If humour is one of our objectives I am happy to oblige and leave hundreds of comments!
Just to be clear, I don't wonder why such a comment is made or blame the user, I just wonder why it is constructive. I am sure everyone has left some such comments.